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One Thousand White Women Topics for Discussion

Jim Fergus
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Does May's basic personality change over the year-long period of her life with the Cheyenne? If so, in what ways does she change, and what is the evidence? Why does she change?

Do you feel this story is written with a bias that favors Native Americans? If so, why might the author take that stance?

Discuss how some of the characters' names are related to their personalities or roles in the story.

Discuss May Dodd's transformation into a wild Indian. Was the transformation complete? Was it permanent?

Fergus uses humor to make the story more enjoyable. Identify the funny passages and characters who provide the most comic relief.

Why is Sara an integral part of this story?

Was May Dodd mentally stable?

May's relationship with her husband Little Wolf has several facets. Discuss how the relationship varies from the beginning, through the year, and at the end...

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